Mass is a key parameter for the design of high performances motorcycles. Minimizing the total mass means minimizing the mass of the single components. In this paper, the structural optimization of a front motorcycle wheel is discussed. Topology Optimization approach has been employed for deriving optimized structural layouts. The minimum compliance problem has been solved, symmetry and periodicity constraints have been included. The wheel has been optimized considering several loading conditions. Different solutions characterized by different numbers of spokes have been investigated and compared.

TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF A MOTORCYCLE WHEEL

BALLO, FEDERICO MARIA;GOBBI, MASSIMILIANO;MASTINU, GIANPIERO;PREVIATI, GIORGIO
2015-01-01

Abstract

Mass is a key parameter for the design of high performances motorcycles. Minimizing the total mass means minimizing the mass of the single components. In this paper, the structural optimization of a front motorcycle wheel is discussed. Topology Optimization approach has been employed for deriving optimized structural layouts. The minimum compliance problem has been solved, symmetry and periodicity constraints have been included. The wheel has been optimized considering several loading conditions. Different solutions characterized by different numbers of spokes have been investigated and compared.
AIAS 2015 - 44° Convegno Nazionale
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